Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Sketch Saturday

Another challenge with this card.I've used the sketch from Sketch Saturday - Sketch #74.I've used some artistic license with it to fit with my card,but in all follows pretty much the sketch.It's also a first for me as I don't make Halloween cards generally,but saw this image on a blog called Wendy's Digital Doodling and thought it was cute and it was also a free download.

Image - Dress Up Teenie coloured with Copic Markers
Cardstock - Bazzill and My Little Yellow Bicycle
Papers - My Little Yellow Bicycle (Frightful)
Sentiment - My Little Yellow Bicycle
Punch - SU Scallop
Pearls - Kaiser
Buttons - Craft Fair @ SECC
White Ranger InkEssential pen
Ribbon and Raffia from stash

Cass xxx

Sunday, 25 October 2009

A Few Challenges........

Well I had started out doing this card for one challenge,but it managed to fit the theme in a few so I'm doing a multi challenge card.(Think that's a first for me)I'm usually missing the
I've used a Pixie Chick image and coloured her with Copics.(I've had these images for ages) I cut her out and mounted her on my oval nestabilities.
So I'm entering her in Colour Create Challenge 30 - All White (except image),Digital Tuesday - Things With Wings,ABC Challenge - F Is For Flying,Daring Cardmakers - 5 Favourite Things (Copic Markers,Nestabilities,Doodlebug,Glamour Dust,Flowers,Lace,Jewels, WhiteInk Essential Pen) and finally PaperPlay Challenge - Favourite Embellishment (Flowers)
Think that's them

Image - Pixie Chick coloured with Copic Markers
Cardstock - Doodlebug
Paper - Doodlebug Embossed
Nestabilities - Petite Ovals + Scallops
Sentiment - Hero Arts
Gems - Papermania
Bling - Glamour Dust
Flowers - Flora Doodles
Lace from Hobbycraft

I also met up with some of my lovely bloggy buddies at the SECC on Thursday at the Craft show.We had a fab time and I spent too feet were killing me,but on the good side I heard Fleetwood Mac rehearsing for their concert that night.
So a big thank you to Kath,Lorraine,Gayle,Judy and her sister,Allison,Ann and my friend Janice for making it such a fantastic day.I also bumped into another fellow blogger a few times on the way round too.Laurane also has her own blog.
Here's a picture of the stash I bought.

Cass xxx

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Card I Was Asked To Make

My Body Combat/Pump instructor asked me if I'd make a card for her,for her niece's birthday.It was to be pink,girly and she wanted her name on it.Out came my trusty Gorjuss Girl Stamps.She's coloured with Copic Markers as usual and I've used plenty pink and flowers.I also made a matching box.

Image - Gorjuss Girl Sitting by Sugar Nellie coloured with Copics
Cardstock - Core'dination
Papers - Basic Grey Euphoria (I think)
Tools - Sizzix swirl,Cuttlebug Olivia Alphabet,Nestabilities Labels 1
Sentiment - Woodware
Flowers - Prima Hydrangeas
Gems - Papermania
Pin - Made by myself
Ribbon,lace,roses,butterfly from stash

I'm looking forward to going to the craft show at the SECC tomorrow and meeting up with some bloggy buddies.No doubt my purse will be lighter by the end of the day.Then I've got another concert on monday night.Magnum this time.Not the ice cream

Cass xxx

Monday, 19 October 2009

My Gorgeous Boy

No card for you today,so instead I thought I'd share a picture of my gorgeous boy Louis.The school photographers were in his school a few weeks ago,on his 6th birthday as it happened..So here's my boy smiling happily.I usually get a moan when I stick the camera in his face.He's sick of me taking photos for my scrapbook Click the picture for a closer look if you want.
Wonder where he gets those curls from.............

Cass xxx

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Miss Anya

This anya image i've had coloured for a wee while,in fact the whole card has been made up apart from the sentiment.I don't know about anyone else but the sentiment is always the bit I hate doing the most.I don't know why,but it's always the last bit to get done and quite a lot of the time I have cards sitting around just waiting on the sentiment to be put on.
This is a miss anya from the dressy set.I think this is a really pretty image.For some reason I picture her talking with a Southern American drawl.Or maybe that's just because I've been reading the True Blood series of books and watching the
Anyway,enough waffling.She's been coloured with copics and I've used the scrummy Doodlebug papers that I'd been hoarding and looking at for a few months.

Image - Miss Anya Dressy coloured with Copic Markers
Cardstock - SU Green Galore
Papers - Doodlebug
Sentiment - Clare Curd Signature
Jewels - Papermania
Nestabilities - Labels 5
Flowers,ribbon and butterfly from stash

Took Louis to see the Pixar movie Up yesterday which he loved (so did I),and tomorrow he starts swimming lessons which he's looking forward too.He just wants to be able to wear goggles and go've done a bit of crafting but have been busy with my nose stuck in a book reading.I don't read for ages and then I can't get enough of them.I finished the Twilight series a few weeks ago and watched the movie.I know...way behind everyone else.I'm really enjoying the True Blood series of books though and am now on book 3.Dream Theater were fantastic on sunday night (as were Opeth).Looking forward to Black Stone Cherry on Saturday night.I saw them as support to Def Leppard and Whitesnake a few years ago,but this is them headlining this time.I'm getting such a groupie in my old

Cass xxx

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Angel Wishes

Wooohoooo I've managed to do a challenge card with plenty of time to spare instead of missing the deadline,and it's my second card in a couple of days.That must be a record for
There's a fab sketch by Tiets over at The Sugar Bowl so I inked up my new Angel Wishes stamp from Sugar Nellie.She's so pretty.I've used my X-cut snowflake punches and layered them up and sprinkled with loads of Glamour Dust and added a Papermania shimmer dot to the centre of each.I love the effect of them both layered.
I've used my Cutter Bee Bug again to do the piercing round the edge and again it's just the single row.I really love this wee tool.I've also embossed the circle with the snowflake embossing folder and sanded it back,it's not showing very well though.I think I need to be using 8x8 cards as I struggle to fit everything

Image - Angel Wishes by Sugar Nellie coloured with Copics
Cardstock - Core'dinations Whitewash
Papers - Heidi Grace
Sentiment - Hero Arts
Punches - X-Cut Snowflakes
Nestabilities - Petite Ovals
Tools - EK Success Cutter Bee Bug,Cuttlebug Snowflake Embossing Folder
Bling - Glamour Dust and Papermania Shimmer Dots
Ribbon,buttons and charm from stash.

Well half term's started here in Glasgow now,so Louis is off for a week.Hopefully I'll manage to get some more cards done while he's off and I've got a mini book just about finished for my class on Monday night.Have a fab weekend whatever you're doing.I'm off to see Dream Theater on Sunday night,so looking forward to that,along with another 3 concerts in the next few weeks.Nothing to beat a good rock concert...hehe

Cass xxx

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Card For Mia

I apologise in advance to anyone who doesn't use Twitter as I may sound like I've totally cracked in this use Twitter and I saw a Tweet (well it was a retweet actually) from Rick Allen the drummer from Def Leppard.It was for people to send cards to a little girl in the USA who has Crohn's Disease to cheer her up.How could I refuse the Thundergod's tweet,he's just amazing,an inspiration and from my favourite band of all time.Hence the blog title name. This is the organisation behind the plea if anyone is interested A FiveOh4 Uplifting.
So here's the card I made for Mia.It should be arriving in the USA any day now.I made a matching box for it too but haven't put the picture on.
I used the Gorjuss girl with the little star as children who have to endure lots of hospital time are just that...Little Stars.Although my little boy Louis has special needs he's healthy and never had to be in hospital thankfully.

Image - Gorjuss Girl (Little Star)coloured with Copics
Cardstock - Cored'ination Whitewash
Papers - BoBunny Flutter Butter
Punches - Martha Stewart and Leone Em
Cricut - Stars and Letters
Pearls - Kanban
Star Charm - Craftology
Lace and flowers from stash
Glamour Dust

Cass xxx

Saturday, 3 October 2009

World Cardmaking Day

Seeing as today is World Cardmaking Day I thought I better try and get a card made to celebrate the fact.I've been a bit uninspired recently and not been making much apart from a few commissions.Anyway,today I decided to just knuckle down and get on with making one.I bought some gorgeous new BoBunny papers from the Flutter Butter range at Craftology.If they don't inspire me nothing also found my EK Success Cutter Bee Bugs that had got buried under a pile of stash and used them for the piercing.They're fabby little tools and so easy to use.They come in single row,double row and zig zag.I'll probably use them now until I'm sick of

Image - Bumble Bee Gorjuss Girl coloured with Copics
Cardstock - Core'dinations
Papers - BoBunny Flutter Butter
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa and Tim Holtz Distress Ink Antique Linen
Swirl Stamp - Studio G
Sentiment - Free from Craft Stamper
Tools - EK Success Cutter Bee Bug Single Row
Flowers - Prima and roses from stash
Pearls - Kaiser
Glamour Dust to wings

I'll be having hop around to see what lovely cards everyone has been making today.

Cass xxx